Paddling around Raasay and Rona is a journey that deserves its popularity. The two islands are very contrasting providing a great array of common wildlife and unrivalied views across to the Quiraing of Skye. A journey providing memories that will last a lifetime!
Expert coaching to make you feel more comfortable and confident
in your sea kayak
Ascend some remote peaks in one of the most remote regions of Scotland
An abundance of wildlife to be seen, from sea and mountain
Upon arrival at Sconser, we will take a few minutes to have a chat about peoples experience, the outline of the trip, expectations and equipment. Once we have everything in order we head off from the ferry terminal with a short crossing to the island of Raasay, passing the lighthouse at Eyre Point before continuing along the rugged and remote coastline. And with the highest point on the island Dun Cann lurking above, it has a very wildness feel to it. On we head to the Northern tip of Raasay where we pitch up for the night
If conditions allow, an early start for the sunrise can be worth every once of effort for the early rise out of your sleeping bag. We then head up the sunny east coast of Rona, taking in the views across to Applecross and the north-west highlands. The islands has a some very interesting history, with an old church cave which was used before a a church was built on the island in 1912. On the northern tip of the island is the imposing Rona lighthouse, where there are lots of skerries inhabiting common seals and otters. After exploring the area on and off the water we head to the old harbour for our 2nd camp.
The final part of our adventure takes us back across Caol Rona to the main island, we will have the Quiraig on our right just behind for a superb backdrop to marvel at. We then head to check out some sandstone through caves just past Manish Point. Sadly our adventure is all but about over, we make the small crossing back to Scounser to finish a fantastic journey.
✓ Highly experienced & qualified guide
✓ On-course transport
✓ Buoyancy aids
✓ Sea kayaks & paddles
✓ Waterproof storage
✓ Camping food if staying under canvas
✓ Camping stoves (trangia style) inc fuel
✓ Camping mats
✓ Tents 2 or 3 man
✓ Group shelter
✓ First Aid kit
What's not included?
✗ Trip Insurance
What do I need to bring?
> Waterproofs, top and bottoms
> Walking trousers (synthetic materials; jeans or similar are not suitable)
> Spare shoes to get wet plus dry shoes for camp
> Quality, breathable waterproof jacket and trousers. We recommend Gore-tex or similar
> Spare insulating layer
> Hat & gloves
> Warm socks
> Sleeping bag, 3 season
> Spare set of clothes x 2
> Some large zip-lock bags to keep your clothes and equipment organised
> Head torch, plus spare batteries
> Water bottle or flask
> Sunglasses and sun cream (you just never know!)
> Personal medications
What else can we provide?
> Pick up & drop-offs
Full trip info and kit list can be downloaded here
We understand that getting a quality nights sleep and being able to dry your equipment can make all the difference to the comfort and enjoyment of your trip.
DATES & PRICES
If you would prefer private guiding or instruction then please select your start date and book using our easy to use bookings system. Or if you have a larger group please enquire here.
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DATES DON'T WORK?
We regularly organise bespoke dates and trips, if the above dates don't work for you, drop us a message and let's see what we can do for you.